File No. 3742/16–18.
Secretary of Legation Neill to the Secretary of State.
Lima , May 27, 1908 .
Sir: I have the honor to report that during the days of the 25th, 26th, and 27th of May the election for President took place throughout Peru under the Civil-Constitution Alliance, the result of which is as follows:
For President of the Republic, Señor Augusto B. Leguia; for First Vice President, Dr. Eugenio Larrabure y Unanue, and Second Vice President, Dr. Belisario Sosa.
No other candidate appeared.[Page 685]
The inauguration will take place on September 24 of this year.
Congress will meet on July 28 next. While in session, it is said, a measure will be proposed to extend the presidential term from four to six years, and no doubt this will become a law.
I have, etc.,